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THE BARBURY HORSE TRIALS

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Sir Mark Todd

Zara Phillips

PREVIOUS COMPETITORS INCLUDE OUR OWN HOME-GROWN TOP RIDERS. NOT TO MENTION NEW ZEALAND OLYMPIAN, ANDREW NICHOLSON, WHO HAS (WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM HIS GREY GELDING AVEBURY) DOMINATED THE COMPETITION, MAKING HISTORY WITH A HAT TRICK OF WINS. British show jumping classes also feature among the Saturday and Sunday fixtures. Barbury is one of the few events to accommodate so many top equestrian disciplines so successfully. One of the many joys of this particular event is the setting in which all of these classes are held. Due to the amphitheatre-like structure of the site, spectators can view the entirety of the cross-country course from a single position. And so you can picnic in the grounds and enjoy the unusual privilege of being able to view a horse and rider combination tackle the entirety of the course – a real luxury with this sport.Taking full advantage of these viewpoints are the perfectly positioned on-site restaurants, allowing for refreshment without excluding yourself from all the event action. Clarke Montgomery

Although one can waste away the day dining in decadence enjoying such a spectacular vista, I would suggest that you get up close to the cross-country course.You won’t have to sharpen your elbows to get close to the fences, as crowds aren’t quite the problem here that they can be at so many events. The Barbury Horse Trials also provide visitors with an abundance of retail therapy and family entertainment, including the ever-popular JCB kids driving course, all making it an event that can be enjoyed by all generations - and all levels of equine enthusiast. Cotswold Homes has teamed up with St James’s Place Wealth Management to offer 2 x family passes on either Saturday or Sunday – turn to page 7!

FOR FURTHER EVENT INFORMATION, VISIT THE WEBSITE WWW.BARBURYHORSETRIALS.CO.UK www.cotswold-homes.com

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